What Difference Does It Make?

Please take a moment to see what difference it does make....

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The Chicago Way

Posted on | January 31, 2013 | 8 Comments and 10 Reactions
Her name was Hadiya Pendleton and she was only 15 years old:
The city’s 42nd slaying is part of Chicago’s bloodiest January in more than a decade, following on the heels of 2012, which ended with more than 500 homicides for the first time since 2008. . . .
About three blocks from Hadiya’s school, she and a group of 10-12 young people, including members of her volleyball team, had taken refuge under a canopy at a park to avoid the rain Tuesday afternoon. A man climbed a fence behind the park, ran at the group and started shooting, and then jumped back over the fence and into a white Nissan. The group scattered, but Hadiya was shot once in the back and a teenage boy was shot in the leg.
Police said Hadiya had no arrest record and there was no indication she was a member of a gang or was the gunman’s target. In fact, McCarthy said there are no indications that anyone in the group was gang-affiliated. He said the police suspect that the gunman may be a member of a gang that considers the park its turf and that he mistook somebody in the group as someone from an encroaching rival gang.
Chicago has very stringent gun laws. What Chicago doesn’t have is economic opportunity, honest government or enough law-abiding citizens to keep the peace, so that neighborhoods are effectively ruled by gangs like the Satan’s Disciples and the Latin Kings, who terrorize and intimidate residents. Witnesses will not testify against the gangsters, and the police — to the extent that Chicago police are not entirely corrupt — are unable to apprehend or effectively prosecute these criminals.
Hadiya Pendleton was murdered about a mile from the $1.6 million-dollar home that Obama purchased in a corrupt deal with Tony Rezko.
This is the future of corruption and criminality — “The Chicago Way” — that Obama is bringing to America as a matter of policy.

Finally, please check out this link of a 'legal' alien who became a naturalized citizen and his views on gun violence. 


WWII Veterans Memorial

A photo of the WWII Veterans Memorial in Mohican State Park in Ohio. I took this while visiting this past November. It was built and is maintained by the Ohio Federation of Women's Clubs and serves as a memorial to those who gave their lives in defense of their country in WWII. A beautiful little building, situated on a small ridge.

I saw this link over at Improved Clinch, during Bush's administration the fever-swamp left accused the Bush administration of all sorts of illegality. However, since Obama got elected, not so much.
Yet extra judicial killings of American citizens is more of a reality than it has ever been. See below.


James Taylor is Puke

James Taylor makes ok music. It's always been a little too self-absorbed, whiny, and self-pitying for my taste, but so it goes.  However, he has lately shown why nobody, and I mean nobody with an IQ larger than their shoe size should ever listen to what any singer/musician or actor has to say about anything serious. At the so-called inauguration, this genius was quoted saying, "...  we need to make some sacrifice[s] to our freedoms, if that’s the way to put it. We need to make some sacrifices to what we might want to have, in order to safeguard our children."

Here's one article about it. 

You go right ahead and give up your freedoms first bud. I plan to keep mine thank you very much.


Listen to the dummy...

One final word, please do listen...


As I have said here before, if you want to do something about the illegal federal attempt at curtailing American's second amendment rights, please go to this link by Ruger. It makes contacting your state and federal elected representatives easy. Via Instapundit.

Via Protein Wisdom...

And lastly, this. It's worth a few minutes of your time to read. Again, via Protein Wisdom


Out on the Mudflats

My wife and daughter went on a walk out on the mudflats. My daughter took this image with the new point & shoot she got for Christmas. I did minimal post-production on it.

Here  is something you should look at, via Instapundit. It's worth a few minutes of your time.



Where the Bus Finally Stopped

And you thought it stopped at the president's desk? Or the Secretary of State? Or Congress?
Ha!! Accountability is for the little people.

From the link;
" delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion our current economic mess."

" Last week, over the holidays, the House Ethics Committee quietly joined its Senate counterpart in finding that no members or staffers — or at least any it claimed jurisdiction over — broke congressional rules while obtaining “VIP” mortgages from Countrywide. This failed lender at one time provided a huge share of the questionable subprime mortgages issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-backed mortgage lenders that were some of the first players to fall in the 2008 financial collapse."

"Countrywide’s most famous client was Democratic senator Chris Dodd, chair of the Financial Services Committee from 2006 to 2010. Although he and Conrad were cleared of ethics violations by the Senate Ethics Committee in 2009, Dodd retired the next year after it became clear that revelations about his involvement with Countrywide had destroyed his political standing in his home state of Connecticut. He was nonetheless able to shepherd the now-infamous Dodd-Frank bill into law before he stepped down. Dodd-Frank is a rat’s nest of new regulations on financial firms, but it goes notably light on regulating the housing industry and its cozy relationship with the federal government.
Despite its explosive findings, Representative Issa’s committee lacked any jurisdiction to suggest punishment for any individuals. The matter was handed off to the secretive House Ethics Committee, which quietly issued a report just two days after Christmas. This report concluded:
While these allegations concern serious matters, almost all of the allegations concerned actions taken outside, or well outside, the jurisdiction of this Committee . . . because they occurred before the third Congress prior to the current Congress. In addition, several of the Members and employees mentioned in the allegations are no longer serving in or employed by the House, and therefore are outside the Committee’s jurisdiction. 
In other words, some of the suspect droids have moved on, so it’s time the rest of us did, too."

So you hear that peasants? Forget about it. Don't worry your pretty little heads. This is what you voted for and you're about to get it, and get it good and hard. Obamacare, illegal gutting of your second amendment right, more taxes, fees, and penalties, an altogether too late discovery that your pensions won't be worth the paper they are written on, inflation, a slow economy with high unemployment, the erosion of more of your rights, increased corruption at all levels of government, emboldened radicals who will increasingly become more shrill and strident in the dehumanization of those who aren't down with the confiscatory socialist program.

If you're one of the liberal democrats who drank the kool-aide and voted for that empty suit sack of shit in the White House, love it, embrace it, own it because you deserve it. If you're still a republican, please go back up and read the provided link and realize that the country club republican establishment and the democrats differ only in name.

John Lennon was right after all , "keep you doped with religion and sex and TV, and you think you're  so clever and classless and free, but you're still fuckin peasants as far as I can see."

Oh, here's your tax hike  (thanks, via SDA)

Happy New Years!